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ralph waldo emerson quotes
"Words are alive; cut them and they bleed."
"No one has a prosperity so high and firm that two or three words can't dishearten it."
"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."
"A woman should always challenge our respect, and never move our compassion."
"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."
"The more reason, the less government."
"People wish to be settled. It is only as far as they are unsettled that there is any hope for them."
"A little fact is worth a whole limbo of dreams."
"Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact."
"One moment of a man's life is a fact so stupendous as to take the luster out of all fiction."